Switched Up Sunday: Switched Up Style

Hi Folks,

I’m here today to share a luxury card. Now for switched up Sunday I usually switch up a specific project. Today however I am switching up my own personal style of crafting.

I have wanted to make an elegant, fancy layered card for quite a while and I finally managed to do so. I knew that I wanted lots of layers, a shaped card base and to use a simple colour palette.

So, here goes:

Firstly, I decided to go through my die collection and choose which ones that I would like to use and for which layer. I chose the largest Couture die to use to create my shaped card base. To achieve this, I die cut two shaped panels from thick cream card; On one piece I scored a line across, 3/4″ from the top. Above this score line I added strong liquid glue and adhered it to the remaining panel to create the hinged card base.

Next, I started the die cutting process. One of the dies that I had chosen was a decorative edge die. I die cut the panel back to back to create a circular panel and I totally loved it! It turned out even better than I imagined.

As I was die cutting I also embossed the layers whilst they were still in the die, to enhance the designs.

Once I had die cut and embossed all the layers that I wanted, I started to adhere them together. I alternated the patterned/coloured card layers with the cream card layers:

I also alternated between using flat adhesive and foam pads for dimension. Before I added the final die cut panel, I heat embossed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment using Gold embossing powder:

The final touch was to add a ribbon bow and my card was done:

Thank you for stopping by today folks and I hope that you have enjoyed my Switched Up style. Any questions? Ask away in the comments section 🙂

Take Care and Happy Crafting!

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A Handmade Christmas : Catch Up 2017

Hi crafty folk!

I hope that you have been enjoying the festive season and have been able to spend time with your nearest and dearest.

Today I am sharing a photo montage of my festive makes that have been keeping me very busy. This post is a arch up, as due to illness and life in general, I have been unable to share these projects as they came to fruition.

So, here goes:

I will be back again in the New Year, until then:

Take Care and Happy Crafting!

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Switched Up Sunday: All Those Scraps!

Hi Crafty Folks,

Time for another Switched Up Sunday Post!!

Switched up Sunday takes a previous project and switches it to a different purpose, style or even item. Today I’m taking two previous makes and switching up the style.

The first project to switch is a batch of Christmas cards that I made using Project Life! memory cards. The second is a Masculine Make card that I made using the Quirky Critters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!. Links to both posts are included at the end of this post.

Here are the switched up projects:


To switch up the Christmas cards I used two, simple, Project Life cards and instead of making them the focus, I added a gold, heat embossed sentiment. I then added some fun embellishments with Velvet ribbon and metallic gems.

For the Quirky Critter card, I switched the recipient gender from male to female. I chose to Heat emboss instead of ink stamping the image. I again added some fun embellishments.


I always enjoy Switching previous projects and creating something new and exciting!

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit – Thank you for stopping by,

Take Care and Happy Crafting!


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  • Project Life Christmas Cards:


  • Quirky Critters:





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Friday Fun: Layered Thanks

Hi Crafty folk!

Welcome to todays Friday Fun card. This card has layers and a soft pink and yellow colour palate. This combination of colours is an unusual choice for me but that is where creativity led me!

The stamp that I have used is from Stampin’ Up’s ‘Floral Sentiments’ set. I absolutely love this set of two stamps!

Here is the finished project:


As I wanted the stamped and coloured image to remain the main focal point, I decided not to use layers of patterned papers and instead opted for a simple, rose-pink gingham patterned cardstock to create the A5 card base.

On this I layered the two die cut ovals and the white, die cut and embossed white leaves.

This created a simple, elegant and feminine thank you card. I shall definitely be using this stamp set a lot in the future!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have lots of crafty fun.

Take Care and Happy Crafting!!





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Friday Fun: Feminine Thanks

Hi folks,

I hope that you are well and are managing to enjoy some crafty times!

Todays Friday Fun share is this lovely feminine Thank you card:


I had some extra papers left from a mini album that I made and I really wanted to create a card with them, so off I went!

I decided that I wanted the card to be A5 sized and also that cream card would tone beautifully. I started by embossing the card front with a Baroque/Damask embossing folder and then used ‘Spun Sugar’ Distress Ink, lightly blended over the pattern, to enhance it.

I used a border punch on the Kraft card layer and added the light patterned paper on top. Next I layered the darker patterned paper tag to the centre.

For the focal point I layered paper strips and flag ended strips, at different angles, with the addition of a length of crochet trim. The final layer is the flag ended card strip with the stamped sentiment. I used a dark brown ink instead of black for the sentiment as black would be to harsh for this particular design.

Thank you for stopping by folks,

Take care and Happy Crafting!!



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Masculine Make Monday: Quirky Critters Narwhal

Hi folks,

I hope that you are well and are enjoying some fun and crafty times!

Todays masculine make includes an adorable Narwhal from the Stampin’ Up! set called Quirky Critters:


A tonal colour scheme shows of this image perfectly.

I knew that to keep this card on a masculine theme required simple embellishments and a fresh colour scheme. That being said, I didn’t want it to be so plain that it was dull.

I decided to use a grey, striped card to make the card base itself, to add both interest and the appearance of texture.

Simple layers were built up to add a focal point. I die cut the Narwhal image using an oval die, after I had coloured it using my pro-markers. Whilst colouring I decided to add a few splash shapes by the tail – I drew them with my black Memento ink pen which is alcohol marker safe. I then layered the image die cut, onto an aqua, scalloped oval die cut shape.

For the sentiment I used the word ‘happy’ as a die cut and paired it with the word ‘birthday’ stamped in the same black Memento ink onto white card. Card complete!

I hope that you have enjoyed todays card share and will come back again soon!

Take care folks and Happy Crafting!



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Friday Fun: Halloween House!

Hi Crafty Folks.

I hope that you have been having some fun and crafty times!

Today I’m going to share an altered art project using a plain, wooden house that you assemble yourself. The product is made by docrafts and is a 3D decoration. Now, I forgot to take a before picture of what the flat pack house looked like  so I have photographed other houses from the collection:


The one I picked for this project is the tall, town house 3D decoration.

Here is the how to:

I primed the house panels by painting them all on both sides, two layers,  with Black Gesso. You could also use acrylic paints for this – I just used what I had 🙂 :


I then decided to add a touch of something special – I decided to heat emboss all the panels. For the sides of the house I used a large,  music note stamp and Ranger Platinum embossing powder:

For the roof I used a white embossing powder and a scalloped border stamp:


I chose this border for two reasons: firstly the scallops emulate roof tiles and secondly the dots make me think of a snowy night.

Before I assembled the house together, I backed the front and back panels with white vellum. (You may know where I’m going with this now…).


Once I’d added the vellum and let the panels dry, I put the house together:


This house is now, almost, ready to be used as a Halloween decoration. I lightly sanded the tabs on one of the roof panels to make it easy to take off and add back on. The reason for this is so I can add a battery operated tea-light – remember battery operated NOT a candle.


Lit via a battery operated tea light.

With the tea light turned on the vellum glows and you have a spooky house!

Battery operated fairy lights would also look great – especially in different colours. If you only have the battery tea lights available, you could either colour the vellum with markers or even use coloured tissue paper.

I do plan on creating more of these and I am thinking of adding a few bats and even tiny ghosts to the overall effect.

Thank you for stopping by today folks,

Take Care and Happy Crafting!


(aka Jenny!)


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